I couldn't agree more
Posted By: Melissa on 2006-03-09
In Reply to: So you aren't that good are you? You are blaming your - Well woo hoo
I am so tired of reading messages from miserable, crabby MT's, who blame their lack of production or being fired from a company, on everything else, but themselves. If that poster was fired from Spheris, it was with good reason. If you cannot cut it at Spheris, they cut you loose. You have 90 days (3 months) to meet your production goals, and judging from your spelling and grammar you probably started on a fairly low level account. I have mentored MT's, done editing, QA audits, and transcription, and the only way to make money is to work HARD!!! That is something that so many people that I have trained do not seem to understand. You have to work to make money and to get your production in.
I totally agree with your post, and I just wanted you to know.
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Very well said! I couldn't agree more! (nm)
couldn't agree more
I worked for MQ for 6 years, and they went from bad to worse. I am glad I do not work there anymore. I worked every weekend (my choice) and almost every holiday for them. They do not give you any differential for working w/e or holidays and will try to screw you out of any $$ they possibly can. After 6 years, no one even said thank you, good luck..nothing!!! I now work for a company that actually appreciates my work!
Couldn't agree more, LOL! (nm)
Couldn't agree more (sm)
Feast or famine is correct, but you have to fight for work and fight even harder for some decent communication. I give a thumbs down for this company.
Couldn't agree more
I applaud how well you put this. I have been in this profession over 45 years and still love and respect it. Perhaps it has become all about the money and who makes more, instead of taking pride in ourselves and the work we produce. Money is important, but it is not everything. If more people would strive for quality, stand by their good morals and ethics, and stop worrying about outsources, voice recognition, etc, perhaps this profession could be elevated to where it belongs. For now, I will also continue to be the best I can be and keep moving forward. Remember the Dictaphone??? I remember using a tape recorder and a manual typewriter -- oh my.
I couldn't agree with you more - sm
When I worked for a company, (before I went into recruiting) I would need to find subcontractors for projects. I heard yes, yes yes all the time and I would tell them the deadline. We even paid very well ($3.25/double spaced page which comes out to $30/hour or up) We paid more if it was a tighter deadline. Come the day of the deadline I would hear excuse after excuse after excuse oh my kids were sick I needed you to pay me up front because I didn't believe you were actually going to pay that much or this was the best I had the choice of going out with a man to try to get married so I wouldn't have to do this kind of work or working, which do you think I picked.
So you're right, work ethics have gone right out the window.
Unfortunately, that company decided to offshore a lot of their projects - as much as I am against offshoring, I couldn't blame them.
Couldn't agree with you more
Google is not a reliable source for spellings, terminology, drugs, etc.
I have had MTs tell me but I found it on google
I couldn't agree more
We don't need to know the intimate details of how the business is run, but for loyalty, dedication, and effort at furthering the well being of the company (not just a paycheck), we deserve to be treated as more than a means to an end or cog in the wheel. I hope each MT who did the right thing for QT sees their efforts rewarded in the future. This situation has brought grief to a lot of people - time to move forward and close the door on QT once and for all. They don't deserve any more of our time or trouble and can be absolutely certain they'll never be worthy of it again.
I couldn't agree more!
I have been with KS since this past February and have never been happier! I have two excellent accounts; one ER and one basic 4 hospital account as a backup, and I never, ever run out of work. I also have an excellent rapport with my lead MT and I love it! I make excellent money there, and my check is always direct deposited right on time without any errors. I had worked for a few other companies before Keystrokes, and they couldn't even come close to KS as far as how well they treat their employees, etc. KS has been a huge breath of fresh air to me, and I feel very fortunate to have had such a positive experience with them! I am sure I am going to be bashed left and right and be accused of being a recruiter or management, but I am just an MT with an opinion.
Couldn't agree more
Was so tedious and time-consuming. I hardly believed it is being used. My hands cramped and you cannot advance with the footpedal while you were listening and it jumped ahead too fast which caused you to have to constantly back-pedal. No, thank you. Horrible.
I couldn't agree with you more.
WORKING phone numbers are especially important.
Couldn't agree with you more.
I got the feeling they (management) are all laughing in the background at the MTs. No respect at all. They feel the MTs are a pitiful annoyance to their daily working lives. Very dehumanizing.
more with you sm! We are only one sector being affected by jobs leaving this country. I've been around a long time in different venues, and like all of you very disheartened and saddened by what has transpired, but we must make something positive out of the negatives here! Make your voices heard, just not on this forum!
I couldn't agree more
I have always considered myself loyal to the company I work for until the end, but now with all the uncertainty and unanswered questions, I'm thinking that loyalty schmoyalty, maybe I had better move on too.
I couldn't agree with you more, they are the worst! nm
I couldn't agree more with your post...
and especially with getting the media involved. Nothing is going to happen until people realize what is happening to their personal information. It is just now coming to the forefront, thanks to the media, the reality and effect of what happens to our personal information when all of these companies have access to it and the result thereof. It's on television every time we turn around; our personal information being *out there* and in the hands of who knows who, stolen and disseminated in whatever way someone or some company chooses. As well, physicians truly need to understand that companies are outsourcing (I don't believe for a moment that most of them understand this fact). That aside, the effect on the lives and work of the American MT is something that needs to be known, and the media is the only way the information is going to be released to the general public. Using American MTs is the only way this information is *safe*, to so speak.
Additionally, as you state, using us to correct all of the mistakes made by the client in ADT and not paying us for it is so absurd, I am sick to death of it myself. I run across it every day (and MQ (for whom I work doesn't pay us, either). On one account I have, in particular, virtually nothing matches in ADT and if we don't get it correctly, it IS the fault of the MT, no matter what (??). We get email after email about it from out PS on up. Also, everything is done to lessen the line count, no matter how awful it looks. ASR keeps lessening our pay. Everything is beginning to look as if it were done by Indians or Pakistanis, etc., and it's not as if I have anything against those people, in case anyone wants to jump on me for that statement, other than they are being given our jobs. However, the work is substandard.
As an aside, can you think of any better way for a terrorist organization to infiltrate?
I couldn't agree more!! Bravo!
I couldn't agree more...it was beyond ridiculous.
Amen...I couldn't agree more. Thank you. (nm)
I heard that and couldn't agree more! LOL nm
Absolutely true about the Q. Couldn't agree more with you. NM
Couldn't agree more! I don't hear other ExText client MT's complain about
I used to have a QA guy that couldn't transcribe, couldn't fill in a blank,
but was anal retentive when it came to punctuation. You would have a report with 10 blanks in it because of poor sound quality, and he wouldn't fill in one blank, but he had put commas all throughout your report, or taken apostrophes out, etc. and he wasn't correct in his punctuation a lot of the time. Several of the MTs complained about him and asked to not have him do their QA, so he was demoted from QA to an MT. Well, as I said earlier, he couldn't fill in a blank. I saw a couple of his reports and there was blank after blank in reports that I had no trouble with at all. He also didn't proof his reports because he would have inapproriate/incorrect expansions in them. Not sure if he left on his own, or didn't really have a choice. Anyway, talk to your supervisor. Maybe this person is just on a power trip, knows you are new and wants to train you to do it her way, even if your way isn't incorrect. I think punctuation is a valid issue, but if it doesn't change the integrity of the report and there are no other errors it shouldn't be flagged by QA. You could also take into account her corrections and maybe try to use a few more commas, etc. and that might help.
Oh, I couldn't understand them. I didn't try them all, but the first couple, I couldn't und
couldn't -- you couldn't care less
Couldn't...you couldn't care less.
Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself!
You are correct!
Boy, I couldn't have put that better
I hope you find what you're looking for. I'm still looking too. Have 8 W2's to turn in this year.
I already have.... couldn't take it any more. nm
I couldn't have said it better. Thanks! nm
Couldn't have said it better
Very good post! Very straight forward and honest. I was a recruiter as well, it can be pretty good money, but as this poster said, you are told what you need to say and a lot of the time given false information about the account you are hiring for. It's a very rewarding job most of the time and I personally met a ton of truly wonderful people, but on the flip side - this is the person who gets nailed the minute something goes wrong whether it from the new employee or the supervisor of the account. Very thankless position. Think twice before wishing to do this.. very high stress. Good luck to you!!
No, no, no - that couldn't have been the SAME
She would never be condescending or disrespectful of MTs. She, herself, is an MT and has the deepest respect for what we do. I think you must have spoken to someone else.
Couldn't have said it better myself
Read carefully and learn.
Couldn't have said it better myself
Yep, yep...couldn't have said it better myself
We GaGirls got it goin'on...very well put, very well said...Thank you for summing up the whole ugly situation.
Couldn't have said it better myself!
I couldn't have said that any better myself
I agree. This is an information board. People are supposed to come on here and ask questions about companies. Isn't that the point of this forum??? A lot of information is very outdated and people would like current info about companies before applying with them. Lighten up. If someone asking a simple question irritates you that much, then just ignore the post. This is the exact reason why I don't come on this site nearly as much as I used to. Almost every time I have ever asked a question or posted a response to someone else's question, I just about always had at least one person jump all over me. It's a shame.
LOL - couldn't have said it better myself.
couldn't have said it better!
AGREE WITH YOU TOTALLY --- I'm getting tired of eating dirt!!!
I couldn't have said it any better....
I'm just about sick of testing, testing, and more testing and hearing nothing or some cpl offer that isn't enough to survive on. I'll leave it at that. You've said it all. I think it's time to change professions. It's pathetic.
I couldn't have said this any better myself. ... nm
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you! nm
Bravo! Couldn't have said it better myself
Never had a problem with MQ until DQS. I am chained to this desk from sun up to sun down just trying to make the line count. It was NOT like that before DQS - I actually made very good, but now I can barely get by. What is really disturbing to me is that it is obvious a very big problem to a large number of MTs, yet MQ turns a blind eye. I guess as long as the big dogs are getting their fair share, then they are not worried about who is actually keeping them in business - the MTs. Without us, where would they be??
Flo COULDN'T have written this!
I tried it but couldn't do a good job of it.
It would be nice to just test out their platform before signing on with them and giving out so much personal information. If you spend a lot of time with data entry before even beginning the report, you can't really make any money that way either regardless of the nice pay rate.
If I tried to answer you, I couldn't get
Couldn't find it.
Could you e-mail me privately and let me know what company this is in California? Thanks!
Tried the web address given but couldn't get in. nm
I believe you, too. You couldn't have pulled that out of a hat. nm
I never got mine and I couldn't do anything
Called the Dept of Labor cause I earned that PTO. Even gave 2 weeks notice. There was nothing I could do cause in my state they don't have to pay it. Crummy...Just another thing to add to the long list of reasons why not to work for OSi.
QA couldn't be nicer to me.
Very helpful and complimentary of my work, which sure is different from what you hear about other companies.